City of Perth set to green light Elizabeth Quay high rise towers


Artist’s impression of towers.
Artist’s impression of towers.

CITY of Perth planning committee has given in-principle support for a development at Elizabeth Quay that will feature two towers, including one 54-storeys high.

The committee voted to recommend council advise the Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority, which controls the land, that it notes the development proposes “significant variations to the development standards under the Elizabeth Quay Design Guidelines with respect to the maximum building height” but is “generally supportive of recommending in principle approval”.

Perth council will vote tonight on whether it will formally support the mixed-use development at 9 and 15 (Lots 5 and 6) of The Esplanade, within the Elizabeth Quay Project Area.

The planning committee praised the architect “on the high standard of design and architectural expression”.

It noted the impact of significant variations to the height and setback requirements of the buildings would be “generally offset” by other features in the design, including its excellence, and provision of a positive contribution in terms of significant public open space.

The committee said further investigation was needed for the final location of the towers, and the design and location of awnings at the ground floor to increase access to sunlight on the Landing, as the design does not yet comply with the solar access requirements of the Elizabeth Quay Design Guidelines.

It also said changes were necessary to the vehicle access set-up and to parking.

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